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by Victor Frost
2005-07-19 21:28:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Be careful what you make defaults
Replies: 16
Views: 16984

I find it hard to see how anyone can equate the prospect of new users (the ones, like me, most likely to get scared and bolt) suffer the loss of irreplaceable data with the tiny inconvenience of one time only having to go to a Preferences window and checking AutoSave, once you know what it is and ex...
by Victor Frost
2005-07-19 11:09:59
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Be careful what you make defaults
Replies: 16
Views: 16984

That's not what it did with me. 2.1.3 Nisus Express running on OSX 10.3 updated the open, existing file. Although it's ruined, I know it's still the original file, because of the creation date. I of course tried a different Word 6 file to see if the same thing happened again, in case anyone said, is...
by Victor Frost
2005-07-17 14:45:04
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Be careful what you make defaults
Replies: 16
Views: 16984

As long as it has a name that's different from that of the original file, a single backup file that gets overwritten every five minutes would be fine. Don't touch my original, and let me decide at the end of the session whether I want to incorporate any changes. Or perhaps keep both, using a SaveAs ...
by Victor Frost
2005-07-16 15:26:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Be careful what you make defaults
Replies: 16
Views: 16984

When I finished dowloading 2.1.3, I went to open the converted document. The program couldn't do it. Great, I thought, if I hadn't done the SaveAs, all my information would be completely lost. Ironically, Word *can* open the NWE document created by the AutoSave, whereas NWE can't. I looked at the Sa...
by Victor Frost
2005-07-16 12:16:51
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Be careful what you make defaults
Replies: 16
Views: 16984

Be careful what you make defaults

I can't believe this has happened. I also can't believe that I am the the first person this has happened to, and that there hasn't been a storm of protest. I had NWE open a Word 6 document. (I wanted to see how it would do. I have a later version of Word, I just never had occasion to update this par...